Kinghorn Lifeboat Crew Presents Photo to Church

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Kinghorn RNLI lifeboat crew has presented a limited-edition photograph of the crew to Kinghorn Parish Church.

Members of Kinghorn RNLI present Jack Lowe image to Kinghorn Parish Church

RNLI/E Chalmers

Presentation to Church

The image was created by photographer Jack Lowe and shows members of the crew with the tractor and lifeboat on Kinghorn beach with the Church in the background.

The photograph was taken as part of Jack Lowe’s eight-year project to capture every RNLI lifeboat crew in the UK and Ireland using Victorian photography technique wet plate collodion.

The Crew wanted to recognise the support from our local church for the work we do, and the photograph joins two other unique images of the crew displayed in the Church from 1999 (RNLI’s 175th anniversary) and 2015 (Kinghorn Lifeboat Station’s 50th anniversary).

Lifeboat Helm Leanne Taylor said, ‘When we saw the stunning result of Jack Lowe’s work we thought it would be fitting to present a limited edition copy to the church to recognise the support and links we enjoy.’

Minister, Rev Jim Reid said ‘Kinghorn Church by the Sea are very grateful to receive as a gift such a distinctive photo of the Crew and the Lifeboat, who play such an important role in our community and in the safety of all in the Forth. It will be shown in the Sailors' Aisle’

The photograph was presented to Rev Jim Reid and Session Clerk Ena Hudson at a presentation on the beach.

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Copy of the photograph prepared by Jack Lowe which Kinghorn crew presented to KInghorn Parish Church for display in the Sailors' Aisle.

Jack Lowe

Kinghorn Lifeboat Crew on wet plate collodion

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